Mira Burri

Professor of International and Economic Internet Law, University of Lucerne

Mira Burri is as of March 2021 Professor of International Economic and Internet Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lucerne. She is the principal investigator of the ERC project "Trade Law 4.0: Trade Law for the Data-Driven Economy" (runs from 2021 to 2026). On 1 January 2022 Mira Burri is also elected as a member of the National Research Council of the SNSF.

Mira Burri joined the Faculty in April 2016 as a senior lecturer and managing director for internationalization. In the latter role, she is responsible for advancing the internationalization strategy of the Faculty, expanding and improving its international academic programme, its network of partner institutions and the mobility opportunities for Lucerne-based and incoming students. In Lucerne, Mira Burri teaches International Law of Contemporary Media, Digital Copyright, Internet Law, International Intellectual Property Law and International Trade Law. She also teaches at the IMD Lausanne, the World Trade Institute and the University of Göttingen as part of their LIPIT programme.

Prior to joining the University of Lucerne (2011-2016), Mira Burri was a senior fellow at the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern, where she led a number of projects on digital technologies and trade governance as part of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR): Trade Regulation.

Mira Burri received her law degree from the University of Sofia and a Master of Advanced European Studies (MAES) from the Europe Institute of the University of Basel. Her doctoral thesis dealt with EU competition law and was awarded the Professor Walther Hug prize (2006/2007). Mira Burri completed her habilitation in 2015 with venia docendi for international economic law, European and international communications and media law, as well as Internet law.

Mira Burri is the author of the books EC Electronic Communications and Competition Law (Cameron May 2007); The Classification of Services in the Digital Economy (Springer 2012; with Weber) and Public Service Broadcasting 3.0 (Routledge 2015).
She is the editor of the book Big Data and Global Trade Law (Cambridge University Press 2021) as well as the co-editor of the publications Free Trade versus Cultural Diversity (Schulthess 2004); Digital Rights Management: The End of Collecting Societies? (Stämpfli et al. 2005); Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions in a Digital Environment (Edward Elgar 2008); Governance of Digital Game Environments and Cultural Diversity (Edward Elgar 2010) and Trade Governance in the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press 2012). She has published in a number of peer-reviewed outlets, such as the Journal of International Economic Law, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, the Case Western Journal of International Law, the UC Davies Law Review, the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, and the International Journal of Cultural Property.

Mira Burri is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Cultural Property and the Arts and International Affairs. She has consulted the European Parliament, UNESCO and the Canadian government on cultural diversity matters and is a member of the EU Expert Network for Culture and Audiovisual. She is also member of the TaPP Network and a member of the Digital Trade & Data Governance Hub (Washington D.C.). Mira Burri consults, amongst others, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, the EFTA and the World Economic Forum on innovation issues, in particular with regard to digital trade and Internet governance.





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